biography

Born Sterling Walter (some sources indicate that John Hamilton was his birth name) in Montclair, New Jersey, on March 26, 1916, Sterling Hayden didn't harbor aspirations of being an actor. Rather, he was fascinated by sailing, so much so that at the age of 15, he left school for a life on the sea. After spending his youth on ships, by the early 1940s the 6'5" Hayden had become a print model when he was discovered by Paramount Studios talent scouts and offered a contract.

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Paramount beefcake photos of Sterling Hayden from the early 1940s

Hayden's first film for the studio was the big-budget 1941 tearjerker Virginia starring British actress Madeleine Carroll. Hayden and Carroll fell in love on the set, and in February 1942 the couple married. Following their marriage, Hayden joined the Marines at the onset of the U.S. involvement in World War II, and the time apart led to the couple's divorce in 1946.
Sterling Hayden and Veronica Lake

With fellow Paramount contract player Veronica Lake in 1942


Hayden had made only two films when the war interrupted his career and wouldn't appear in another film until the 1947 Anne Baxter vehicle Blaze of Noon. Still under contract to Paramount, Hayden's career didn't gain momentum until the 1949 film noir thriller Manhandled. He then spent much of his career in film noir and westerns.

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Bahama Passage (1941)

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From the Paramount adventure Bahama Passage. LEFT: With Madeleine Carroll and Leo G. Carroll. RIGHT: With Madeleine Carroll

Blaze of Noon (1947)

Sterling Hayden, Anne Baxter, and Howard Da Silva

With Anne Baxter and Howard Da Silva in the Paramount actioner Blaze of Noon

Manhandled (1949)

Sterling Hayden and Dorothy Lamour

With Dorothy Lamour in Manhandled

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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From the exciting MGM film noir thriller The Asphalt Jungle, one of Hayden's best films. LEFT: With Jean Hagen. CENER: With Sam Jaffe. RIGHT: With Anthony Caruso and Sam Jaffe

Flaming Feather (1952)

Barbara Rush, Sterling Hayden, Richard Arlen, Arleen Whelan, and Victor Jory

From the Paramount western Flaming Feather with Barbara Rush, Richard Arlen, Arleen Whelan, and Victor Jory

The Golden Hawk (1952) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Sterling Hayden

As Kit 'The Hawk' Gerardo in the Columbia adventure The Golden Hawk

Hellgate (1952) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Sterling Hayden and Joan Leslie

Hayden with Joan Leslie in Hellgate

The Star (1952) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Sterling Hayden and Bette Davis

With Bette Davis in the 20th Century Fox drama The Star

Take Me to Town (1953)

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Images from the western comedy Take Me to Town. LEFT and CENTER A: With Ann Sheridan. CENTER B: With Philip Reed. CENTER C and RIGHT: Promotional photos

Johnny Guitar (1954) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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Hayden as the title character in Nicholas Ray's cult film Johnny Guitar. LEFT and CENTER: With Joan Crawford. RIGHT: With Ben Cooper, Joan Crawford, and Scott Brady

Naked Alibi (1954)

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From Universal-International's terrific film noir thriller Naked Alibi. LEFT: With Gloria Grahame. CENTER: Hayden pursues suspected murderer Gene Barry. RIGHT: As police chief Joe Conroy

The Eternal Sea (1955)

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With Alexis Smith in the Republic war drama The Eternal Sea

The Last Command (1955)

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From Republic's western The Last Command. LEFT: With Anna Maria Alberghetti. CENTER and RIGHT: Hayden as Jim Bowie

Timberjack (1955)

Vera Ralston and Sterling Hayden

With Vera Ralston in the Republic western Timberjack

The Killing (1956) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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LEFT: With Marie Windsor in The Killing. RIGHT: With Elisha Cook Jr. and Jay C. Flippen

The Iron Sheriff (1957) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Kathleen Nolan, Darryl Hickman, Sterling Hayden, and Constance Ford

With Kathleen Nolan, Darryl Hickman, and Constance Ford in the western The Iron Sheriff

The DuPont Show of the Month (1957-1961 CBS TV Series)

Julie Harris and Sterling Hayden

From a 1960 episode of the CBS TV series The DuPont Show of the Month titled Ethan Frome with Julie Harris

Dr. Strangelove (1964) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Sterling Hayden and Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers, as Captain Mandrake, comes to realize that General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) is out of his mind in the Columbia Pictures Cold War comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

The Long Goodbye (1973)

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From the Robert Altman mystery The Long Goodbye

Venom (1982) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, and Sterling Hayden

With Klaus Kinski and Oliver Reed in the horror flick Venom. This was Hayden's last theatrically released film

later years

After the release of Terror in a Texas Town in 1958, Sterling Hayden sailed away from Hollywood and his film career. By this time, his marriage to second wife Betty de Noon had ended. In the early 1960s, Hayden shied away from acting and published his autobiography, Wanderer, in 1963. Other than an appearance on CBS-TV's The DuPont Show of the Month in 1960, he would make no other big or small screen appearances until the 1964 Stanley Kubrick black comedy Dr. Strangelove. Following this film was another long period of absence, but Hayden worked regularly from 1969 through 1976, when he published his novel Voyage: A Novel of 1896. Afterward, his film appearances again became sporadic. His last feature film was the horror flick Venom (1982; with Klaus Kinski and Oliver Reed). Sterling Hayden passed away on May 23, 1986, from prostate cancer at the age of 70. He was survived by his third wife and six children from his second and third marriages.

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TELEVISION
Zane Grey Theatre: Complete Season One [DVD](1956) DVD
Hosted by Dick Powell, this series featured exciting and compelling tales of the Old West based on the works of author Zane Grey. Superb guest stars and excellent production values highlighted the anthology, which was a CBS staple from 1956 to 1962. <> Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; interviews; TV spots. 29 episodes on 4 discs. 14 1/2 hrs.
Wagon Train: The Complete Season One [DVD](1957) DVD
All 39 episodes from the debut season--including "The Willy Moran Story," "The Mary Halstead Story," "The Cliff Grundy Story," "The Rex Montana Story," and "The Sacramento Story"--are featured in a 10-disc set. 32 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. **39 episodes on 10 discs. 32 1/2 hrs.**

FILM
The Asphalt Jungle [DVD](1950) DVD
A gang of small-time crooks plans and executes the "perfect crime" in this gritty, trend-setting drama co-written and directed by John Huston. Sterling Hayden, Sam Jaffe, Jean Hagen and (in one of her first major roles) Marilyn Monroe star. 112 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary; interview excerpt; theatrical trailer.
Film Noir Classic Collection [DVD] DVD
Five-disc set includes "Murder, My Sweet," "The Set-Up," "Out of the Past," "Gun Crazy," and "The Asphalt Jungle."
The Golden Hawk [DVD](1952) DVD
Seafaring saga stars Sterling Hayden as a 17th-century privateer who finds himself in an ongoing race for plunder with rivalrous pirate queen Rhonda Fleming. Cartegena governor John Sutton has pledged to belay them both, but will he follow through when a family secret is unearthed? Rousing take on the Frank Yerby novel co-stars Michael Ansara, Raymond Hatton. 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Flat Top (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray](1952)
As the men of the Navy aircraft carrier USS Princeton prepare for combat in the Korean War, senior officer Sterling Hayden thinks back to his first days as the ship's commander during World War II, when his no-nonsense attitude caused friction between himself and his crew, particularly executive officer Richard Carlson. Boasting actual WWII combat footage, this tense naval drama also stars John Bromfield, Keith Larson, William Schallert. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Flat Top [DVD](1952) DVD
Set in 1944, this expert WWII saga stars Sterling Hayden as the tough commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Princeton. His no-nonsense style comes into conflict with new air group commander Richard Carlson. Featuring actual combat footage, the film also stars John Bromfield and William Phipps. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Darn Good Westerns, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
"Wildfire" (1945), a proud and free stallion, is marked by ranchers because he leads the wild pack. Bob Steele is torn between stopping rustlers or saving the horse's life. With Sterling Holloway. A former lawman (Rod Cameron) living in Mexico returns to the U.S. to avenge his brother's murder. "Panhandle" (1948) boasts a script co-written by Blake Edwards, who also co-stars with Anne Gwynne and Reed Hadley. The "B" western adventure "Train to Tombstone" (1950) features Don "Red" Barry trying to stop the robbery of a train headed for Tombstone. Robert Lowery, Judith Allen co-star. In "Operation Haylift" (1950), the 1949 blizzards that rocked Nevada ranchers are re-created in this drama starring Bill Williams and Ann Rutherford. With Tom Brown, Jane Nigh. Sterling Hayden enters "Hellgate" (1952) prison after coming to the aid of an injured guerrilla raider. With Joan Leslie, Ward Bond. Freddy Highway goes gunning for Charles Chaplin, Jr. when he thinks his dad's best bud has been murdered by the Tramp's son, in "Fangs of the Wild" (1954). Onslow Stevens, Margia Dean co-star. 7 1/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard/Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Denver & Rio Grande [Blu-ray](1952)
Thrilling western adventure chronicles the rivalry between two railroad lines competing to be the first to cross the Rocky Mountains. A former U.S. Cavalry officer (Edmond O'Brien), now working for the Denver and Rio Grande company, engages in a brutal battle with his unscrupulous Canyon City and San Juan counterpart (Sterling Hayden) to see who can get their tracks laid down first. Dean Jagger, Laura Elliott, Lyle Bettger also star. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Denver & Rio Grande [DVD](1952) DVD
Thrilling western adventure chronicles the rivalry between two railroad lines competing to be the first to cross the Rocky Mountains. A former U.S. Cavalry officer (Edmond O'Brien), now working for the Denver and Rio Grande company, engages in a brutal battle with his unscrupulous Canyon City and San Juan counterpart (Sterling Hayden) to see who can get their tracks laid down first. Dean Jagger, Laura Elliott, Lyle Bettger also star. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Star [DVD](1952) DVD
Penetrating study of Hollywood starring Bette Davis as an aging actress who has problems with work, booze, family, and money, years after she won an Academy Award. After attempting to make a career comeback, she considers settling down with an admiring former actor (Sterling Hayden). Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson co-star. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; featurette; theatrical trailer.
Bette Davis Collection, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
"The Star" (1952) is a penetrating study of Hollywood starring Bette Davis as an aging actress who has problems with work, booze, family, and money, years after she won an Academy Award. Following a career comeback attempt, she considers settling down with an admiring former actor (Sterling Hayden). Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson co-star. Five-disc set also includes "Dark Victory," "The Letter," "Now, Voyager," and "Mr. Skeffington." 9 1/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurettes; radio shows; alternate ending; more.
Kansas Pacific [DVD](1953) DVD
Action-filled drama of the men who had to fight Nature, Indians and Confederate soldiers to finish the vital rail link during the Civil War. Frontier drama stars Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane. 73 min.
Prince Valiant [DVD](1954) DVD
The comic strip hero comes alive. Robert Wagner plays the young prince with the wild bangs who falls for lovely Princess Aleta (Janet Leigh) while battling the evil Black Knight during the days of old Camelot. Thrilling, colorful tale co-starring James Mason, Debra Paget, and Sterling Hayden. 100 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish.
Suddenly [DVD](1954) DVD
In one of his best (and most unheralded) performances, Frank Sinatra plays a pro assassin who joins other killers in the small town of Suddenly, Ca., where he plans to murder the president of the United States. Sinatra and his associates pose as federal agents in order to take a family hostage and use their house as the base for their operations. With Sterling Hayden, James Gleason. 75 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby mono; biography; filmography; trivia; scene access. Plays All Regions.
Johnny Guitar [Blu-ray](1954)
A tough-as-nails ex-dancehall girl (Joan Crawford) opens a saloon/gaming hall on the outskirts of an Arizona town whose residents--led by a rancher (Mercedes McCambridge) who blames Crawford's outlaw lover (Scott Brady) for her brother's death--try to shut her down. Into this frontier feud rides Johnny Guitar (Sterling Hayden), a mysterious wanderer from Crawford's past. Called an anti-McCarthyism allegory and a proto-feminist drama, director Nicholas Ray's cult western co-stars Ward Bond, Ernest Borgnine, John Carradine. 110 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Johnny Guitar [DVD](1954) DVD
A tough-as-nails ex-dancehall girl (Joan Crawford) opens a saloon/gaming hall on the outskirts of an Arizona town whose residents--led by a rancher (Mercedes McCambridge) who blames Crawford's outlaw lover (Scott Brady) for her brother's death--try to shut her down. Into this frontier feud rides Johnny Guitar (Sterling Hayden), a mysterious wanderer from Crawford's past. Called an anti-McCarthyism allegory and a proto-feminist drama, director Nicholas Ray's cult western co-stars Ward Bond, Ernest Borgnine, John Carradine. 110 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Top Gun [DVD](1955) DVD
Sterling Hayden takes up six-shooters in this western adventure, playing a gunslinger who returns to his hometown to defend the people from an impending outlaw raid. His checkered past makes the townsfolk distrust him, however, and his mission is further complicated once he learns his mother has been the recent victim of foul play. With William Bishop, Karin Booth, and Rod Taylor. 75 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Killing [Blu-ray](1956)
Classic caper drama that established director Stanley Kubrick has Sterling Hayden assembling a motley crew to knock off a racetrack. Kubrick's tight, claustrophobic camera work (done in part to hide the film's shoestring budget) and fine supporting turns by Elisha Cook Jr., Ted de Corsia, Marie Windsor, and Timothy Carey make this a film noir favorite. 85 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English PCM mono; featurette; interviews; theatrical trailers. Also includes the bonus feature "Killer's Kiss" (1955).
The Killing (Criterion Collection) [DVD](1956) DVD
Classic caper drama that established director Stanley Kubrick has Sterling Hayden assembling a motley crew to knock off a racetrack. Kubrick's tight, claustrophobic camera work (done in part to hide the film's shoestring budget) and fine supporting turns by Elisha Cook Jr., Ted de Corsia, Marie Windsor, and Timothy Carey make this a film noir favorite. 84 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; interviews; featurette; theatrical trailers; booklet. Also includes the bonus feature "Killer's Kiss" (1955). Two-disc set.
Darn Good Westerns, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
First, Jon Hall is a "Deputy Marshal" (1949) pitted against crooked landgrabbers preying on farmers. With Frances Langford, Russell Hayden. Accused of crimes they didn't commit, brothers Jim Davis, Jim Latimer, and Preston Foster become "Three Desperate Men" (1951) as they fight to clear their names. Monte Blue, Virginia Grey co-star. A gals-only frontier town is the unique setting for trouble when some male visitors arrive in "Outlaw Women" (1952), with Marie and Jackie Coogan. Deputy Sterling Hayden uses a sawed-off "Shotgun" (1955) in his search for a marshal's killer. Yvonne DeCarlo, Zachary Scott also star. Wild West lawmen Dane Clark and James Craig must find out who's been smuggling guns to rampaging Yaqui Indians in order to prevent a "Massacre" (1956). And fugitive Craig needs the help of "Four Fast Guns" (1959)-including his own brother-to clean up the lawless town of Purgatory. Brett Halsey, Martha Vickers, and Edgar Buchanan co-star. 7 3/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard/Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; interview; theatrical trailers.
Cult Camp Classics, Vol. 3: Terrorized Travelers [DVD] DVD
Three-disc set includes "Zero Hour!" (1957), "Hot Rods to Hell" and "Skyjacked."
Zero Hour! [DVD](1957) DVD
Co-written by Arthur Hailey, this early disaster epic (which was the basis for 1980's "Airplane!") stars Dana Andrews as a former WII fighter pilot traumatized by his combat experiences. While traveling on a routine flight, he is forced to fly the plane when its entire crew is sickened with food poisoning. Can Andrews overcome his demons, repair his broken marriage and save the lives of his fellow passengers? With Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden. 81 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; theatrical trailer.
The Iron Sheriff [DVD](1957) DVD
When his son is placed on trial for murdering a stagecoach driver, heroic sheriff Sterling Hayden becomes determined to clear his name. As he investigates, he is shocked to discover that all signs point to his boy being responsible for the killing. Can the lawman bring his own offspring to justice? Thought-provoking western co-stars Constance Ford, John Dehner, Kent Taylor. 73 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Valerie [DVD](1957) DVD
Is Valerie (Anita Ekberg) to blame for driving her husband (Sterling Hayden) to acts of brutal violence, including the assault that left her critically wounded? This gripping western drama follows her troubled spouse as he enters a criminal trial, accused of attacking his wife and murdering her parents, while Valerie reveals the surprising details of their lives from the confines of her hospital bed. Anthony Steel, Peter Walker co-star. 82 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb [DVD](1964) DVD
Director Stanley Kubrick's "Doomsday" comedy of the absurd about a paranoid, Commie-hating Air Force general (Sterling Hayden) who launches an air attack on the Soviet Union, with nuclear annihilation the final consequence, co-stars Peter Sellers in three roles, George C. Scott, Slim Pickens. Co-scripted by Kubrick, Terry Southern and Peter George from George's novel "Red Alert." 93 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, French, Portuguese, Spanish; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; Kubrick featurette; "making of" documentary; production notes; photo gallery; biographies; trailers.
The Godfather (The Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray](1972)
Director Francis Ford Coppola redefined the gangster film genre with this landmark filming of Mario Puzo's brutal novel of Mafia life that earned Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor Marlon Brando (though unaccepted) as aging mob boss Don Vito Corleone. James Caan, John Cazale, Robert Duvall, and Al Pacino co-star as Corleone's sons, trying to save the family "business" in the midst of a mob war; with Diane Keaton, Talia Shire. 177 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Portuguese, Spanish; audio commentary.
The Godfather (The Coppola Restoration) [DVD](1972) DVD
Director Francis Ford Coppola redefined the gangster film genre with this landmark filming of Mario Puzo's brutal novel of Mafia life that earned Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor Marlon Brando (though unaccepted) as aging mob boss Don Vito Corleone. James Caan, John Cazale, Robert Duvall, and Al Pacino co-star as Corleone's sons, trying to save the family "business" in the midst of a mob war; with Diane Keaton, Talia Shire. 177 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary.
The Godfather Collection (The Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray]
Four-disc boxed set includes "The Godfather," "The Godfather, Part II" and "The Godfather, Part III," and a disc of special features.
The Godfather Collection (The Coppola Restoration) [DVD] DVD
Five-disc boxed set includes "The Godfather," "The Godfather, Part II" and "The Godfather, Part III," and a disc of special features.
1900 (Three-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray](1976)
Bernardo Bertolucci's sweeping epic follows the friendship of two men from opposing classes in early 20th-century Italy. Robert De Niro stars as a wealthy but weak-willed landowner who becomes a pawn of the fascists and Gerard Depardieu is a Marxist insurgent farm worker. With Burt Lancaster, Dominique Sanda, Donald Sutherland, Sterling Hayden, Stefania Sandrelli. Unrated version; 5 1/4 hrs. on three discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo Surround, French Dolby Digital mono, Italian Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; bonus documentary "Bernardo Bertolucci: Reflections on Cinema" (2002). Filmed in English.
1900 (Three-Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD](1976) DVD
Bernardo Bertolucci's sweeping epic follows the friendship of two men from opposing classes in early 20th-century Italy. Robert De Niro stars as a wealthy but weak-willed landowner who becomes a pawn of the fascists and Gerard Depardieu is a Marxist insurgent farm worker. With Burt Lancaster, Dominique Sanda, Donald Sutherland, Sterling Hayden, Stefania Sandrelli. 5 1/4 hrs. on three discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo Surround, French Dolby Digital mono, Italian Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; bonus documentary "Bernardo Bertolucci: Reflections on Cinema" (2002). Filmed in English.
King Of The Gypsies [DVD](1978) DVD
Fascinating essay on Gypsy society in modern America stars Eric Roberts as the unwilling heir to the leadership of a New York-based tribe. Reluctantly accepting the title passed down to him by his dying grandfather, Roberts finds himself locked in a battle of wills with his jealous father. Susan Sarandon, Judd Hirsch, Sterling Hayden, Brooke Shields, Shelley Winters also star. 112 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Nine To Five (Widescreen Version) [DVD](1980) DVD
Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin are three overworked and underpaid secretaries who get their chance for revenge against chauvinistic boss Dabney Coleman in this comedic salute to all "pink collar" workers. 109 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English stereo, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary by Fonda, Parton, Tomlin; featurettes; deleted scenes.
Venom [DVD](1982) DVD
A sexy maid, a psychotic chauffeur and an international terrorist all play parts in kidnapping a young boy from his wealthy parents. But the tide turns against the criminal crew when a cop is killed and a Black Mamba snake gets loose in their hideout. Suspenseful and shock-filled slithery horror stars Nicol Williamson, Susan George, Oliver Reed, Klaus Kinski, Sarah Miles and Sterling Hayden. 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS 6.1 ES, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX, Dolby Digital Surround stereo; audio commentary; theatrical trailer; TV spots; poster gallery; photo gallery; biographies.
The Blue And The Gray [DVD](1982) DVD
The war that shattered the nation is brought to the screen in grandiose fashion with a stellar cast and magnificent battle sequences. Gregory Peck, Geraldine Page, Stacy Keach and Colleen Dewhurst head a cast of thousands in this Civil War drama from historian Bruce Catton's novel. Original, complete version; 6 1/3 hrs. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai.

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filmography

FILM
Venom (1982) with Klaus Kinski and Oliver Reed
Gas (1981) with Susan Anspach and Howie Mandel
Nine to Five (1980) with Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton
The Outsider (1979) with Craig Wasson and Patricia Quinn
Winter Kills (1979) with Jeff Bridges, Ralph Meeker, and Anthony Perkins
King of the Gypsies (1978) with Shelley Winters
1900 (1976) with Robert De Niro
Spaghetti Western (1975) with Franco Nero, Martin Balsam, and Dick Butkus
Deadly Strangers (1974) with Hayley Mills
The Final Programme (1973) with Patrick Magee
The Long Goodbye (1973) with Elliott Gould and Warren Berlinger
The Big Departure (1972)
The Godfather (1972) with Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Richard Conte
Cobra (1971) with Senta Berger and Gordon Mitchell
Loving (1970) with George Segal and Eva Marie Saint
Jailbird (1969) with Susan Strasberg and Stuart Whitman
Hard Contract (1969) with James Coburn and Lee Remick
Carol for Another Christmas (1964) with Eva Marie Saint
Dr. Strangelove (1964) with Peter Sellers
Ten Days to Tulara (1958)
Terror in a Texas Town (1958) with Sebastian Cabot
Gun Battle at Monterey (1957) with Mary Beth Hughes and Lee Van Cleef
Zero Hour! (1957) with Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, and John Ashley
The Iron Sheriff (1957) with Constance Ford and Kent Taylor
Valerie (1957) with Anita Ekberg
5 Steps to Danger (1957) with Ruth Roman, Werner Klemperer, and Jeanne Cooper
Crime of Passion (1957) with Barbara Stanwyck, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray, Virginia Grey, and Stuart Whitman
The Come-On (1956) with Anne Baxter, John Hoyt, and Jesse White
The Killing (1956) with Coleen Gray, Marie Windsor, Vince Edwards, Elisha Cook Jr., and Jay C. Flippen
The Eternal Sea (1955) with Alexis Smith, James Best, Virginia Grey, Ben Cooper, Morris Ankrum, and Willis Bouchey
The Last Command (1955) with Richard Carlson, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Ernest Borgnine, J. Carrol Naish, Ben Cooper, John Russell, Virginia Grey, and Jim Davis
Shotgun (1955) with Yvonne De Carlo and Zachary Scott
Timberjack (1955) with Vera Ralston and David Brian
Top Gun (1955) with Karin Booth and Rod Taylor
Battle Taxi (1955) with Marshall Thompson and Arthur Franz
Arrow In the Dust (1954) with Coleen Gray, Keith Larsen, and Lee Van Cleef
Naked Alibi (1954) with Gloria Grahame, Chuck Connors, Marcia Henderson, Gene Barry, and Max Showalter
Suddenly (1954) with Frank Sinatra and James Gleason
Prince Valiant (1954) with James Mason, Janet Leigh, Debra Paget, Robert Wagner, Brian Aherne, Tom Conway, and Neville Brand
Johnny Guitar (1954) with Joan Crawford, Scott Brady, and Mercedes McCambridge
Crime Wave (1954) with Phyllis Kirk, Gene Nelson, and Charles Bronson
Fighter Attack (1953) with J. Carrol Naish
So Big (1953) with Jane Wyman, Nancy Olsen, and Martha Hyer
Take Me to Town (1953) with Ann Sheridan
Kansas Pacific (1953) with Reed Hadley and Myron Healey
Denver and Rio Grande (1952) with Edmond O'Brien
Flat Top (1952) with Richard Carlson and John Bromfield
The Golden Hawk (1952) with Rhonda Fleming
Hellgate (1952) with James Arness
The Star (1952) with Bette Davis
Flaming Feather (1951) with Forrest Tucker, Richard Arlen, and Barbara Rush
Journey Into Light (1951) with Viveca Lindfors
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) with Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, and Marilyn Monroe
El Paso (1949) with John Payne and Gail Russell
Manhandled (1949) with Dorothy Lamour
Variety Girl (1947)
Blaze of Noon (1947) with Anne Baxter, William Holden, and Sonny Tufts
Virginia (1941) with Madeleine Carroll and Fred MacMurray
Bahama Passage (1941) with Madeleine Carroll
TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
Banacek, episode Fly Me- If You Can Find Me, originally aired February 19, 1974
The Starlost, episode Voyage of Discovery, originally aired September 22, 1973
The DuPont Show of the Month, episode Ethan Frome, originally aired February 18, 1960
Goodyear Theatre, episode Points Beyond, originally aired December 8, 1958
Playhouse 90, episode Old Man, originally aired November 20, 1958
Playhouse 90, episode The Long March, originally aired October 16, 1958
Schlitz Playhouse, episode East of the Moon, originally aired February 14, 1958
Playhouse 90, episode The Last Man, originally aired January 9, 1958
G.E. True Theater, episode The Iron Horse, originally aired November 24, 1957
Wagon Train, episode The Les Rand Story, originally aired October 16, 1957
Playhouse 90, episode A Sound of Different Drummers, originally aired October 3, 1957
Zane Grey Theater, episode The Necessary Breed, originally aired February 15, 1957
Celebrity Playhouse, episode Girl at Large, originally aired June 19, 1956
Schlitz Playhouse, episode Delay at Fort Bess, originally aired September 3, 1954

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